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Lusong Wreck

Lusong 628Sound
30 ft / 10 mt
Lusong wreck is one unnamed gunboat, which rest on a shallow reef at the edge of Lusong sound were it was named after. The wreck is shallow enough to snorkel on a single breath as parts of the hull are exposed during low tide. The surrounding coral reef however is around 40 ft / 12 mt.

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Kogyo Maru

Lusong 096Sound
80 ft / 24 mt
The Kogyo maru once was a cargo vessel for the Japanese Imperial Navy, carrying spare parts and equipments to support the war effort. She now lies on her port side along the sandy bottom of Lusong sound. Kogyo is quite easy to dive and fun to explore.

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Irako Maru

Lusong 063Sound
120 ft /40 mt
The mighty ship of the the Irako is not for the basic diver, the depth she is resting is deep! Beware of Nitrogen narcosis and disorientation, the top is around 60 ft / 18mt from the surface. You descend from the anchor line of your boat to reach this point. From there you make your way down the mast to the opening that once covered the decks. This is around 100 ft / 30 mt of water.

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Diving the Japanese Imperial Navy

It 106is the 24th day of September 1944, the world is at war. A soft breeze blows west ward, moving the waves across the bow of the many ships docked on the calm waters of Coron Bay. Seamen clean their guns in the morning light filling them with ammunition and oil. Some crew participate in the predawn calisthenics while others prepare for a meal to start the day, all under the flag of the Japanese imperial navy.

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Malacapuya Island

Like 480_ethe island of Calumbuyan the islan of Malacapuya is privately owned and you do need to pay a P100.00 entrance fee per person just to dock in the island. The island host fine white sand and is just around 2-3 hours away by boat from the port of Coron. A small basketball court is located near the beach. All you need to do now is just bum around and sleep all day doing the island life.

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Twin Lagoon

Two 805jointed lakes connected to the ocean by a tunnel trough a limestone wall is the best description to the twin lagoon. Just like joined twins this artery is the lake’s lifeline and source of life for all the organisms in the area. There is a fine film of fresh water over the much salty ocean water.

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Barracuda Lake

Barracuda 178Lake is the second lake that is open to tourist by the Tagbanua people. This lake has an entrance fee of P100.00 per person and is rightly named due to the resident Barracuda that lives in the waters. The lake is pretty large so you won’t likely be going face to face with the fabled guardian of the lake. The best part of the lake is that the lake waters are crystal clear. You can even take pictures of the bottom even though you are at the surface.

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Kayangan Lake

The 686lake of Kayangan is always the first place were the tour of the island begins. The path to the lake would involve a few steps up and down the mountain. Half way trough the short trek you will see a small cave with an overlooking spot that is famous for the most photographed spot in Coron Island. (This is the main picture in Coron 1 of 3). Going down from the cave the lake beacons you to just jump in! The water is cool and the visibility is magic!!! You can go diving to about 60 ft / 20m and still be able to see the surface.

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Island Hoping Coron

The 301_edays blend into one another and time looses all meaning in this perpetual holiday. Taking the time and effort to visit the fresh water lakes of the island of Coron gives contrast to the vastness of the open ocean. You need to take a boat ride from the port of Coron to the island of Coron. The boat ride will only take you about 30 minutes to get there.

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Coral Garden

The610 Next destination of the tour is Coral Gardens, one of the best dive and snorkeling spots along the way back to the port of Coron. Once more the slope is quite friendly until a few meters out to see and then it suddenly drops to a deep blue ravine that goes down deep. Divers here can spot many schools of fishes playing along the reef.

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